2018 Best Online Colleges in Kansas

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These schools represent the top schools in Kansas based on affordability and academic strength. Ranked #1, Wichita State University has the lowest tuition of $9,612 and an academic strength score of 67%. The university offers a total of 30 online degrees including a Bachelor of Business Administration. University of Kansas ranks #2 and holds the highest academic strength score at 72%, offering 55 online degrees for an annual tuition of $11,592.

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Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Wichita State University Annual Tuition $9,612 Academic Strength 67%
#2 #2 University of Kansas Annual Tuition $11,592 Academic Strength 72%
#3 #3 Emporia State University Annual Tuition $10,571 Academic Strength 64%
#4 #4 Friends University Annual Tuition $13,330 Academic Strength 69%
#5 #5 Tabor College Annual Tuition $10,978 Academic Strength 59%
#6 #6 Sterling College - KS Annual Tuition $10,850 Academic Strength 58%
#7 #7 Newman University Annual Tuition $14,384 Academic Strength 64%
#8 #8 Manhattan Christian College Annual Tuition $13,080 Academic Strength 58%
#9 #9 MidAmerica Nazarene University Annual Tuition $13,120 Academic Strength 56%
#10 #10 Southwestern College - KS Annual Tuition $14,818 Academic Strength 61%
#11 #11 University of Saint Mary Annual Tuition $14,720 Academic Strength 58%
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2018 Online Colleges in Kansas Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $9,612
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • Locations: Wichita

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (20)

Online Master's Degrees (8)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $11,592
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: Lawrence

Online Bachelor's Degrees (6)

Online Master's Degrees (29)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (17)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,571
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 87%
  • Academic Strength: 64%
  • Locations: Emporia

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (59)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (4)

Online Certificate Programs (21)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,330
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: Wichita

Online Bachelor's Degrees (11)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,080
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC and ABHE
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 82%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Manhattan

Online Bachelor's Degrees (2)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,120
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 61%
  • Academic Strength: 56%
  • Locations: Olathe
  • Annual Tuition: $14,818
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Winfield

Online Bachelor's Degrees (18)

Online Master's Degrees (15)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Kansas (43)

Popular online degrees in Kansas include programs in education, business administration, and Christian studies. Newman University, for instance, offers a Master of Arts in Theology, while Tabor College offers associate degrees in Christian studies and urban ministry, and a master's degree in ministry entrepreneurship and innovation. Psychologists are in high demand in this state, and schools such as Wichita State University and University of Kansas satisfy the demand for new psychologists by offering bachelor's degrees in psychology, while Emporia State University offers master's programs in clinical psychology and counseling. Emporia State offers almost 60 additional online master's degrees, giving distance students tremendous variety in their pursuit of higher education. Overall, college tuition for online degrees in Kansas is very low, with Dodge City Community College offering the lowest tuition at $3,150 per year.

At a Glance:

  • Over 70% of accredited online Kansas universities have tuition of under $15,000 per year.
  • The state of Kansas awards multiple scholarships and grants to eligible college students every year. These include the Kansas Comprehensive Grant, the Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship, the Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship and the Kansas ROTC Service Scholarship, as well as numerous additional graduate scholarships.
  • The Kansas Nursing Initiative provides resources to public postsecondary institutions with nursing education programs to enable them to increase their enrollment of nursing students.

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